A Productive Off-Season for The Oregon State Beavers
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The bookies have been all over Oregon State, with bets flying in every week. One of the best off-season acquisitions, as a result of a strong recruiting session, is the new starting running back, Storm Woods. As a freshman, he is leading the team is carries, yards and yards per carry. He is taking the Pac 12 by ‘Storm’, leading the rushing game of a team that is leading the division.
Another amazing off-season development is the growth of talent and strength of sophomore QB Sean Mannion. If we are honest, Mannion had a subpar season in his freshman year. He performed fine, sure, but he definitely did not meet the lofty expectations that were placed upon him when he was recruited out of high school. Mannion has already thrown for over 1300 yards, as of week six, and there are no signs of him stopping in week seven, against BYU. For that matter, the rest of the Beaver’s schedule looks very favourable, apart from a November matchup with Oregon. Mannion, I believe, will easily eclipse the 3300 yards he threw for last year, despite the added attention on the running game.
The coaching has also seemed to stay consistent over the off-season, and it shows in the discipline and attention to detail of the team. Head coach Mike Riley is in his 12th year atop the coaching pyramid in Corvallis, Oregon. He has had a record over .500, but not necessarily amazing. This season he is really turning it up.
Danny Langsdorf is the offensive coordinator of the team, and has finally been able to plan around reliable weapons. With the addition of a strong running game, he can take the pressure off of Sean Mannion. As a result, The Beavers have been able to mount a balanced attack and go undefeated.
Mark Banker has led the defence efficiently. On a team with no real defensive stars, they have still been able to hold off good teams, and stuff drives in the red zone. This unit has become cohesive and compatible.
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